Our mission is to preserve the legacy of Henrietta Lacks and educate future generations on the impact of her immortal HeLa cells while promoting health equity and social justice.
HELA100: HENRIETTA LACKS CENTENNIAL CELLEBRATION
Honoring 100 years of impact. August 1, 2020, marked the 100th birthday of Henrietta Lacks, whose immortal HeLa cells continue to lead to some of the greatest scientific advancements of our time. Henrietta's family invites the world to cellebrate this momentous occasion!
HELA100.ORG is the home of The Lacks Family's efforts to honor Henrietta Lacks.
As the children of Henrietta Lacks’ son David “Sonny” Lacks, Jeri and David Jr. co-founded "CELLebrate Henrietta Lacks" and The Lacks Family led HELA100: Henrietta Lacks Centennial CELLebration to ensure that future generations recognize their grandmother's incontestable impact through education and dialogue. Click here to learn more about their work and story.
To learn more about CELLebrate Henrietta Lacks, for media inquires or to request an interview Jeri Lacks -Whye or David Lacks, Jr. email firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Lacks Family are grateful for the continued support of the following Advisors.
Their passion and commitment to elevate the contributions of our grandmother,
Henrietta Lacks has been invaluable as we CELLebrate her legacy.
The Henrietta Lacks House of Healing (HLHOH) is a 501c3 non-profit that provides transitional housing, educational and health resources to combat homelessness, recidivism and facilitate re-entry into the community after recent release.
As the child of Henrietta’s second daughter Deborah Lacks, Alfred Lacks Carter started the Henrietta Lacks House of Healing to ensure there are equitable opportunities in Baltimore for marginalized men and women in the very community Henrietta raised her children. Today, Alfred serves as the Founder & President of the Henrietta Lacks House of Healing. Click here to learn more about his work and story.
Henrietta Lacks House of Healing collaborates as the fiscal sponsor of HELA100: The Henrietta Lacks Initiaitve led by The Lacks Family.
MAIL: Henrietta Lacks House of Healing
The IRIS Collaborative is proud to partner with The Lacks Family to implement HELA100. Since 2015, Shyrea Thompson, Founder & Principal of The IRIS Collaborative, has been a champion of The Lacks Family-led efforts and is honored to provide the initial pro bono services to support HELA100. IRIS Collaborators also proudly providing HELA100 services include JaiSauna Thompson, Falasha Zuend, and Brianne Murphy. Click here to learn more.
HELA100 is a Lacks Family-led initiative with collaborators on a mission to preserve the legacy of Henrietta Lacks. Our family continues to partner to support this historic effort.